Thursday, September 10, 2020

Love Your Life Because Your Heavenly Father Cares For You

Are you able to remain joyful despite what may be going on in your life? In my life, I have often been joyful and full of happiness- my wedding day, the birth of my four children, celebrating birthdays, graduations, wedding anniversaries, and time spent with family and friends. Yet, I struggle to remain joyful when life is stressful, painful, and challenging. Suffering the loss of loved ones is never easy. Having health-related issues is never easy. There are many situations we will encounter in our lives that are never easy. Although I do not know what you may be dealing with at the moment, here are a few things that may be helpful when life is stressful, painful, and challenging:
~If at all possible, try to find something positive in a situation, even if it is small.
~Each day find something to be thankful for. 
~Although it's not always easy, try to forgive and let things go whenever possible.
~Reading Scripture brings to light how much our Heavenly Father cares for all of us. Matthew 6:25-26 "For this reason, I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they?"
Offering a prayer for all of us when life is painful, stressful, and challenging:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the times in my life that are joyful. I also bring to You my times in life that are stressful, painful, and challenging. It's in those times I feel anxious. Help me to keep my focus on You and know that You care for me.
In Jesus name,
Feel free to offer your thoughts and insights on remaining joyful throughout your life.

Thank you for visiting my small, humble blog.
With love,

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